Community news: New 'Game On' art opening near Fairfield, and more

New ‘Game On’ art exhibition open

A new group art exhibition titled, “Game On,” will be on display from Sept. 9 through Oct. 30, at the Hollis Taggart Southport art gallery at 330 Pequot Ave. in Southport. There will be an opening reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 9.

The art exhibition will explore the representations of sports in art, and feature, new, and recent works by six contemporary artists: Thomas Agrinier, Zoë Buckman, Royal Jarmon, Hiroya Kurata, Devin Troy Strother and Clintel Steed.

The artists will also examine the power of sports to inspire, transcend verbal expression and engage with broader conversations about identity, culture, and personal and communal experience through sports imagery and references. The art exhibition will also explore different ways in which artists engage with and are inspired by sports in their creative practices.

Six lawyers recognized as ‘Best Lawyers’

The law firm, Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C., which has office locations in Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford and White Plains, N.Y., has announced that six of the firm’s lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers company’s “The Best Lawyers in America 2022.”

The selected lawyers are: Judy K. Weinstein, Michael D. Neubert, Deborah Monteith Neubert, Douglas S. Skalka, Andrew R. Lubin and Jane Elaine Ballerini.

Nine lawyers listed as ‘Best Lawyers’

Nine lawyers from the law firm, Brody Wilkinson PC in Southport, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 28th Edition of the Best Lawyers company’s “The Best Lawyers in America 2022,” publication.

The selected lawyers are: Douglas R. Brown, Seth L. Cooper, James D. Funnell, Jr., David R. Hermenze, Edward Marcantonio, Peter T. Mott, Ronald B. Noren, James E. Rice, and Thomas J. Walsh, Jr.

Department welcomes new firefigthers

The town welcomed several new firefighters last week.

The new members are Luke Hawthorne, of Mansfield; Michael Canil, of Bethel; Caitlin Pereira, of Fairfield; and Matthew Rowan, of Trumbull.

On Aug. 29, the new recruits left for to the Connecticut Fire Academy for Recruit Training.

“I was especially happy to welcome Caitlin Pereira, the first female firefighter in our Town in 25 years,” First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick said.

Town highlights interns

Two students volunteered part of their summer to intern in First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick’s office, Caroline Young, a student at the University of Texas Austin, and Shaan Mehta a senior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

“As students, both serve in leadership roles at their schools and have interest in future public service,” Kupchick said. “I want to thank both of them for all their hard work this summer, and I look forward to seeing what they do next.”